Students selected for local honor bands
Henry Sibley students selected for local honor bands
Posted on 11/07/2017

Congratulations to Henry Sibley Band students for being named to various honor bands in Minnesota and Wisconsin! This fall, students will perform at colleges and universities with other talented musicians. 

St. Olaf College Honor Band - November 11
Sophia Barnard, flute
Thomas Miranda, trumpet
Michael Rosaria, bassoon
Keyla Bentanzos, clarinet

American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) of MN Honors Jazz Band - November 11

Justin Ciletti, bass
Ben Kirkwood, trombone
Noah Russel, trumpet
Joe Barnard, trumpet
Wakene Mojo, tenor sax

These students are five of just 20 students in grades 9 and 10 in Minnesota who were chosen for this honors jazz band.

Winona State Honor Band - November 4
The following students were selected to perform in the Winona State Honor Band: Buddy (Daniel Rundquist), tuba, Matt Larsen, tenor saxophone, Sophia Inserra, percussion, and Alexa Lutz-Chase, flute.
The four Sibley musicians will perform in concert on Saturday, November 4 at Winona State University.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - November 4
The following  musicians have been named to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire High School Honor Band: Matt Lao, Sophia Barnard, Isabel Sander, Anna Dupont, Nico Ibarra, and Buddy Rundquist. Catch their performance on Saturday, November 4 at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Gustavus Adolphus Honor Band - November 4-5
Eight Sibley Band students have been selected to the 2017 Gustavus Honor Band.Those students are Jessica McAllister, Keyla Bentanzos, Alexa Lutz-Chase, Ronnie Wakeen, Sophia Inserra, Matt Larsen, Thomas Miranda and Buddy Rundquist. 

University of Minnesota Duluth Honor Band - October 14
Fifteen band students were selected to perform in the UMD Honor Band. The following musicians will perform in the Maroon Band:
Michael Rosario, junior bassoon
Keyla Bentanzos, senior clarinet
Will Ascher, junior trumpet
Jessica McAllister, sophomore clarinet
Alexa Lutz- Chase, sophomore flute
Mary Yotter, senior french horn
Sophia Inserra, junior perucussion
Matt Lao, sophomore bari sax
Matt Larsen, senior tenor sax
Wakene Mojo, sophomore tenor sax
Nico Ibarra, senior trombone
Joe Barnard, sophomore trumpet

In addition, Sophia Barnard, senior flute, Buddy (Daniel) Rundquist, senior tuba, and Mitch (Raymond) LaCroix, senior tuba were all selected for the elite ensemble, the Gold Band. The musicians will perform in concert on Saturday, October 14 at UMD.